As with the previous two rides I’ve enjoyed with the RFA team, sleep was virtually non-existent the night before. So that “waking” was done at three thirty in the morning for this one, came as no surprise to me! Happily and wisely, my bin had been packed the night before and along with my sleeping bag, pillow, camp chair and tent was sitting by the front door waiting to be transported to stately VanDerHerberg manor down on Perry Street.
After hugs and kisses with my children, I set off into the cool morning air, riding through the relatively quiet streets of Peterborough and groggily made my way to The Silver Bean where the riders and a small group of well-wishers were gathered and where most importantly, mugs of coffee were already emerging from the Bean itself.
After a relaxed start to the morning, the little group of riders made their way out of the City along the bike path by the Otonabee River and then across Lansdowne, down River Road and out of town along the smooth sweeping curves of Wallace Point Road.
Next up, out of Millbrook and down to Cobourg!